1972./ Minnesota Fats on an interstate TV and Radio broadcast coming from Johnston City, IL "Jimmy Reid is here from LA and wants to play any man from any land,
any game he can name, for any amount he can count, anything he can bring." This was read to me by the Federal judge in front of the Grand Jury in ST. Louis MO the
morning after the raid during the finals of the World's only round robin tournament of 9 ball and 1 pocket that lasted 3 weeks, you played everybody.
Well at the time of the raid I was at the top of the board in both divisions, can you imagine how deflated I was, for the first time in my life I wasn't there to gamble, nobody would play.
I was there to take dead aim at the tournament, everybody else turned down the last 3 playing 9 ball and I just beat Ronnie Allen 4/0 in the one pocket.
1974./ The Southwestern Open 9 Ball Champion, gave the field of 127 the call 8 as a handicap, still won. Corpus Christi, TX.
1977./ World Convention 9 Ball Champion, Lansing, MI
1977./ The only American invited to US Invitatinal International Snooker Championship.1 American the other 63 entries were split pretty evenly between Canada and England.
Held at Ray Abrams very large, very nice room in Oak Park Michigan, I believe there were 32 regulation 9' pool tables, half a dozen 5 X 10 Billiard tables and
half a dozen 6 X 12 tight Snooker tables plus lots of dining area near the restaurant all in all it was the most complete largest room I'd ever seen in my life at that point and time.
Losing in the semi finals 4 frames to 3, I finished 3rd to the eventual winner Eric Connelly from England. I think it was his first win ever. Cheers Eric, hats off to you.
However, I did win $1,000 extra for high break of the tournament (84) and another (82) so actually I had the first and second high breaks.
To be fair to English players after playing on their equipment, The pockets are bigger in England but learning the allowance for the lay of the nap was difficult.
Adjusting to US cloth is nearly impossible, for them to come here and compete on smaller pockets with no nap at all on the cloth and play well is a real acomplishment.
1979./ BCA National 8 Ball Champion. Louisville, KY, Largest field ever, 4300 entries played on regulation tables.
1980./ World Classic 8 Ball Champion, 256 pros paying $600 entry fee. $25,000 1st. Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.
1983./ Runner up at Caesar's Boardwalk Regency's Last Call For 9 Ball. ESPN, won an extra $1,000 for running the most racks in the tournament (8) vs. David (the giant killer) Howard.
1984./ Beat Earl Strickland 14 ahead playing 10 ball the day after he won Red's 9 Ball Championship.
1985./ US OPEN 9 BALL CHAMPION, Shot the highest accu-stat match of the entire tournament in the finals.
1986./ Beat Earl Strickland 12 ahead 9 ball the day after he won the Clyde Childer's Memorial 9 Ball Championship in Richmond, KY.
Earl had beaten everyone else he gambled with except yours truly since 1983.
Years later, in 1991 after Earl scalded me in a 9 Ball tournament in Canada, beat me 11 to 2 I think as he's capable of doing. Normally we had a bunch of hill / hill matches
but once he gets rolling, he comes at you like a freight train. Well, I as usual took the heat and woofed at him to play. Earl replied that he had quit gambling.
Then I said, I heard you just gave the great Mexican player Moro Paez the 8 and beat him for $20,000 last week in Reno.
Then Earl replied, no I meant I quit gambling with you. Anybody else is welcome to play but you're too tough. We both laughed, Earl's okay when you get to know him.
We had a few laughs the last time I saw Earl in Tokyo, talking about getting jerked around by the promoter's and the tables, they were so fast the balls
were coming off the rails faster than they went in.
1988./ KING OF THE RING 9 BALL CHAMPION, Top 12 Players In The World Invitational. Televised by Key Media. Nick Varner 2nd..
1989./ Fl State 9 Ball Champion, Gainesville, FL. Efren Reyes 2nd. Jose Parica 3rd..
1992./ 1993./ Won 6 European Open 9 Ball Tournaments and Back to Back winner of the Annual West German Open 8 Ball Championship, 256 entries in each.
1993./ Offered Ralph Souquet 2 games on the wire going to 11 after he won the 9 ball tournament in Bad Hamburg. I had just given Norbert Lang 2 games on the wire going to 7
and beaten him for $12,000 marks in four sets. Norbert reminded me of a young Louie Roberts in his attitude and straight shooting ability.
I'd played perfect on Norbert and nobody is suposed to give him that game. Norbert was staking Ralph and Ralph refused the 2 games on the wire going to 11,
he said he'd play with 2 games going to 9. So I said you just beat Bustamante and Ortmann and want me to beat you 9 to 6 to be able to win the money. No game.
1994./ At The lexington All Star 9 Ball Championship on finals eve I was in my room with my German wife Larissa and if you'd ever seen her you'd be in the room too.
Larissa was a traffic stopper and one of the few beautiful women in the world that was even more beautiful on the inside.
The next day Larissa and I walked into the tournament and found that the night before at the urging of the spectators the players took a vote on who they
thought was the best money player in the world. According to Buddy Hall it was easy, Buddy had said well has anybody ever beaten Jimmy Reid and after
there was complete silence from virtually everyone in the room a group consisting of the top twenty 9 ball players in the world had
VOTED ME THE BEST MONEY PLAYER IN THE WORLD FOR A QUARTER OF A CENTURY, 1969 - 1994!
This was the goal I first set for myself to become the best money player of all time.
"Son I've seem everybody play from Ponzi to today and can't none of 'em carry your cue playing that 9 ball." Luther Lassiter, 1970 LA, CA.
"I just saw Jimmy Reid play for 2 months in Los Angeles when he could've given anybody that ever lived the 2 ball and they would've never known they had it." UJ Puckett 1970
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Some owners of these DVDs have gone on to win World, National and State Tournaments; Gabe Owens, Scotty Townsend, Keith McCready come to mind immediately.
I gave Gabe these videos when he was 16 or 17, a few years later he won the US Open and beat me gambling to boot.
Scotty, Keith, Ewa Mataya and Robin Bell all received free lessons from me when we were all quite young and they hadn't made their mark in the pool world yet.
After traveling with Scotty Townsend and showing him everything I knew about kicking, the next time I saw him after a hug he laughed and told me he'd won a
couple of tournaments in Louisiana and before he was through the players wanted to make it illegal for him to measure those kicks.
After giving Keith McCready pointers every time I saw him for years and beating him gambling along with everybody else.
Keith was the first person to ever knock me out playing ring 10 Ball, it took almost 30 years, from 1969 to 1997, then in about 12 hours, for the first time in my life I lost playing ring 10 Ball.
Keith addressed the ball perfectly, like I showed him when he was 14 years old. Miss was a girl for those 12 hours to Keith McCready.
It hurts to get beat by Gabe Owens and Keith McCready but not so much when you know in your heart you helped make them better players.
Jeannette Lee & husband George Breedlove bought the original 'No Time For Negative' and 'The Art Of 8 Ball' 20 years ago.
George told me on a shuttle in Tokyo in 2003 that they had them for 10 years and they really helped both their games.
Freepoollessons.com was based on my 'No Time For Negative' 2 hour DVD Authored to 18 chapters, it was my guide for the original website.
'The Art Of 8 Ball' 2 hour DVD is Pool and Billiard Magazine's highest rated instructional video ever. *****5 Star for over 15 years in a row.
'Almost All I Know' consisting of over 5 hours more on 3 Authored DVDs ARE NEW AND WERE MADE IN 2005 based on the Diamond Club and its 330+ pool table graphics.
Along with the correct self speak it teaches you everything you ever wanted to know about kicking and rules of thumb to ask yourself for every game and situation.
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Banking And Kicking
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This site is from a 2002 CD I found, before the Diamond Club went public.
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"I MADE IT MA, TOP OF THE WORLD!" quote from James Cagney in great movie titled 'White Heat'
These Are Some Frames Taken From My DVDs.
One Rail Kick Shots
2 Rail Kick Shots
2 Rail Cross Table Kicking System
8 Ball Scenarios
One Pocket Strategy
9 Ball Strategy
9 Ball Patterns
Shooting with English